Items tagged with prison situation

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Victims of the Latin American war on drugs make the case for reform [09.11.2012] Latin American drug policies have made no dent in the drug trade; instead they have taken a tremendous toll on human lives. In 2009, the Washington O ...
Could drug decriminalization save Brazil’s slums? [24.10.2012] Brazil has been struggling with drug violence for years. The problem got so bad that the country passed a law in 2006 to distinguish between dealers ...
Drugs and Prisons in Uruguay [17.07.2012] In Uruguay, the consumption of drugs, including marijuana, is not punishable with prison time. Even so, the cultivation of marijuana for personal con ...
A breakthrough in the making? [25.06.2012] Remarkable drug policy developments are taking place in Latin America. This is not only at the level of political debate, but is also reflected in ac ...
Latin America's fatal prison problem [14.05.2012] Prison riots in Venezuela. Jailbreaks in Mexico. Prison fires in Honduras. Latin America is displaying violent cases of the ails of its prison system ...
Obama Hasn’t Reformed Criminal Justice—Could Romney Do Better? [12.04.2012] Whose website laments that in the United States today we have “more than one million nonviolent offenders fill the nation’s prisons,” and sings the p ...
Cause for Alarm [04.04.2012] The new report is the first to calculate the total number of females in prisons on drug offences in Europe and Central Asia. It provides an analysis ...
Sex and drugs and private cells [28.03.2012] A deadly riot in Mexico and an inferno in Honduras have turned the searchlight on conditions in Latin America's overcrowded and anarchic prisons. Of ...
Pills and progress [11.02.2012] On a recent evening, some 50 people turned up for their weekly reckoning at Judge Joel Bennett’s drug court in Austin, Texas. Those who had had a goo ...
South American prison deaths tied to overcrowding, official says [07.02.2012] Violence at prisons in South America, where at least eight inmates were killed in recent weeks, remains tied to alarmingly shoddy conditions and ramp ...
'Soft drug' legalization law may be withdrawn [02.02.2012] Greece may withdraw a bill allowing the possession of small amounts of 'soft' drugs for personal use because of opposition from two parties that supp ...
Drugs bill goes to Parliament [09.01.2012] Draft legislation that foresees the decriminalization of the possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use but the leveling of criminal ch ...
America’s prisons: A catching sickness [03.09.2011] Harsh laws for selling or possessing of drugs are a public-policy disaster. Ernest Drucker, an epidemiologist, uses the tools of his trade to examine ...
Imprisonment for drugs related offenses in Argentina [29.08.2011] Intercambios Civil Association and the Social Sciences School of the University of Buenos Aires launched the book “Encarcelamientos por delitos relac ...
Beneath the Underdog [01.07.2011] The United States has exported a counter-productive and destructive model to Latin America through the drug war. This is made clear in Systems Overlo ...
Call Off the Global Drug War [16.06.2011] In an extraordinary new initiative announced earlier this month, the Global Commission on Drug Policy has made some courageous and profoundly importa ...
Poland Inches Closer to Evidence-Based Drug Policy [07.04.2011] Ten years after introducing one of Europe's most draconian drug laws, the Polish Parliament has voted to amend it, in an effort to draw a greater dis ...
Addicted to Courts [22.03.2011] America’s growing reliance on drug courts is an ineffective allocation of scarce state resources. Drug courts can needlessly widen the net of crimina ...
America Latina, il carcere scoppia per le leggi sulla droga [13.12.2010] Sembra proprio che non debbano esserci limiti ai disastri della guerra alle droghe, sulla quale ingrassa il narcotraffico con tutte le sue conseguenz ...
Latin America drug laws 'worsen prison overcrowding' [10.12.2010] Drug laws in eight Latin American countries have exacerbated their prison overcrowding problems and failed to curb trafficking, a study says. The Tra ...
Study reveals alarming pattern in imprisonment for drug crimes in Latin America [09.12.2010] A comparative study on the impact of drug policies on the prison systems of eight Latin American countries – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ec ...
Study reveals alarming pattern in imprisonment for drug crimes in Latin America [09.12.2010] A comparative study on the impact of drug policies on the prison systems of eight Latin American countries – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ec ...
Systems Overload [09.12.2010] Study reveals alarming pattern in imprisonment for drug crimes in Latin America The weight of the law falls on the most vulnerable individuals, overc ...
Drugs and prisons in Bolivia [09.12.2010] Bolivia has announced its intention to reform its drug law (Law 1008), which has been criticized for resulting in sentences that are disproportionate ...
Drugs and prisons in Brazil [09.12.2010] In Brazil, possession of drugs for personal consumption is punished with educational measures and community service, not prison. In this video, a you ...
Drugs and prisons in Argentina [09.12.2010] Martha Ines Miravete was a stage actress in Buenos Aires. She recalls how, in 1994, a man changed her life by inviting her to participate in a video ...
Systems Overload: Drug Laws and Prisons in Latin America [09.12.2010] An unprecedented one-year comparative study of the drug laws and prison systems in eight Latin American countries – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colom ...
The Case of Bolivia [08.12.2010] The Bolivia chapter is based on a survey of 130 prisoners in the San Pedro men’s prison in the city of La Paz, supplemented by other official data. T ...
The Case of Brazil [08.12.2010] The number of people imprisoned for drug offenses in Brazil has increased over the last 20 years, but this has not affected the availability or consu ...
The Case of Colombia [08.12.2010] In Colombia, most of the people incarcerated for drug-related crime are merely small-scale participants in the drug trafficking networks, reveals the ...
The Case of Ecuador [08.12.2010] Ecuador has one of the most severe and unfair drug laws of all the countries included in Systems Overload: Drug Laws and Prisons in Latin America, a ...
The Case of Mexico [08.12.2010] Mexico’s security crisis’ most evident toll is the unacceptable level of violence linked to drug trafficking. However, a report published today by th ...
The Case of Peru [08.12.2010] In Peru, the law on drugs does not punish drug use or drug possession for personal use by imprisonment. Nonetheless, as the Peru chapter of the study ...
The Case of Uruguay [08.12.2010] Uruguay has one of the most advanced drug policies on the continent. In Uruguay, the law does not criminalize drug use or possession of drugs for per ...
The Case of Argentina [08.12.2010] Argentina is a “transit” country within the international drug market. The laws designed to prosecute drug crimes have failed to reduce the scale of ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Peru [07.12.2010] Peru is a major world producer of coca leaf and its derivatives. Since the year 2000, successive Peruvian administrations have followed a drug policy ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Uruguay [07.12.2010] Uruguay has one of the most advanced drug policies on the continent. In Uruguay, the law does not criminalize drug use or possession of drugs for per ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Bolivia [03.12.2010] Bolivia’s participation in the international drug-trafficking circuit was determined by a series of factors, ranging from the ancestral tradition of ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Mexico [03.12.2010] Mexico is currently undergoing one of the worst crises in its history in terms of violence and insecurity. This crisis is directly related to the str ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Ecuador [03.12.2010] Ecuador was never a significant center of production or traffic of illicit drugs; nor has it ever experienced the social convulsions that can result ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Colombia [03.12.2010] During the 20th century, drug policies in Colombia were increasingly repressive, largely ineffective, and heavily influenced by the international leg ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Brazil [03.12.2010] The number of people imprisoned for drug offenses in Brazil has increased over the last 20 years, but this has not affected the availability or consu ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Argentina [03.12.2010] Within the international drugs market, Argentina is a “trans-shipment” country for cocaine. Recent decades have seen an increase in the consumption o ...
Major Study on Drugs Laws and Prisons in Latin America to be Released [29.11.2010] An unprecedented one-year comparative study of the drug laws and prison systems in eight Latin American countries - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colom ...
Macho madness over cannabis: flawed drug policies in both hemispheres [14.10.2010] I spent a week over the summer lecturing in New Zealand where I had the chance to speak with a number of politicians, lawyers and health professional ...
Prison Inc.? An Illusionary Response [05.10.2010] In the last few years, many Latin American countries face a dilemma – imported from Western countries – of conceding some if not all of its penitenti ...
The Real Meaning of Thousands Arrested on Drug Charges [04.10.2010] On September 29, 2010 the Associated Press (AP) published an article entitled Ecuador: Almost 3,000 Detained for Narco-Trafficking in Eight Months. T ...
Bolivia in urgent need of a drug law reform [30.09.2010] Almost 75 percent of the prison population in Bolivia remains in jails without a sentence. One third of the inmates are incarcerated due to the draco ...
Too many in jail for drugs offenses in Brazil [13.08.2009] The Ministry of Justice in Brazil announced the results of research that show that there are too many people behind bars in Brazil for drug trafficki ...

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